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13 Jun 2024
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles Patriotism along the Southern Border, Part 1
Discusses patriotism, loyalty to a country, and treason, in the historical context of Texas between 1821 (as a territory of Mexico), 1836 (when it became an independent republic—not recognized by Mexico) and 1846-48 (the Mexican-American War)
Upd     The Poison Called Nationalism
Discusses nationalism as exhibited by those who defend sniper Chris Kyle as a hero (in response to the earlier article "The American Sniper Was No Hero", 28 Jan 2015)
 
Individual:  Hornberger, Jacob G. President of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Patriotism along the Southern Border, Part 1
Discusses patriotism, loyalty to a country, and treason, in the historical context of Texas between 1821 (as a territory of Mexico), 1836 (when it became an independent republic—not recognized by Mexico) and 1846-48 (the Mexican-American War)
 
Topic:  Iraq War Invasion of Iraq by the U.S. and other countries, purportedly to find weapons of mass destruction
Upd   Articles The Poison Called Nationalism
Discusses nationalism as exhibited by those who defend sniper Chris Kyle as a hero (in response to the earlier article "The American Sniper Was No Hero", 28 Jan 2015)
 
Place:  Japan Archipelago off the northeast coast of Asia, ruled since 1947 by the Nippon-koku
Upd   Articles Protectionism and Unemployment
Discusses why foreign and domestic trade are both beneficial, mercantilism and neo-mercantilism, the groups wanting tariffs and protectionism, the effects of trade restrictions on labor, the factors affecting industry competitiveness and more
 
Upd Pedia:  Konkin III, Samuel Edward Proponent of agorism and author of the New Libertarian Manifesto
 
Place:  Los Angeles The City of Angels
Upd   Articles Patriotism along the Southern Border, Part 1
Discusses patriotism, loyalty to a country, and treason, in the historical context of Texas between 1821 (as a territory of Mexico), 1836 (when it became an independent republic—not recognized by Mexico) and 1846-48 (the Mexican-American War)
 
Topic:  Marriage Formalized consensual and contractual relationships between individuals
Upd   Articles The Poison Called Nationalism
Discusses nationalism as exhibited by those who defend sniper Chris Kyle as a hero (in response to the earlier article "The American Sniper Was No Hero", 28 Jan 2015)
 
Place:  Mexico Territory in south central North America, ruled since 1917 by the Estados Unidos Mexicanos
Upd   Articles Patriotism along the Southern Border, Part 1
Discusses patriotism, loyalty to a country, and treason, in the historical context of Texas between 1821 (as a territory of Mexico), 1836 (when it became an independent republic—not recognized by Mexico) and 1846-48 (the Mexican-American War)
 
Individual:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings The Poison Called Nationalism
Discusses nationalism as exhibited by those who defend sniper Chris Kyle as a hero (in response to the earlier article "The American Sniper Was No Hero", 28 Jan 2015)
 
Place:  Texas The Lone Star State
Upd   Articles Patriotism along the Southern Border, Part 1
Discusses patriotism, loyalty to a country, and treason, in the historical context of Texas between 1821 (as a territory of Mexico), 1836 (when it became an independent republic—not recognized by Mexico) and 1846-48 (the Mexican-American War)
 
Place:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Articles Patriotism along the Southern Border, Part 1
Discusses patriotism, loyalty to a country, and treason, in the historical context of Texas between 1821 (as a territory of Mexico), 1836 (when it became an independent republic—not recognized by Mexico) and 1846-48 (the Mexican-American War)
Upd     The Poison Called Nationalism
Discusses nationalism as exhibited by those who defend sniper Chris Kyle as a hero (in response to the earlier article "The American Sniper Was No Hero", 28 Jan 2015)
 
12 Jun 2024
Individual:  Bandow, Doug Syndicated columnist, senior fellow at the Cato Institute
Upd   Reviews authored Liberty Against Power: Essays by Roy A. Childs, Jr.
Review of Liberty Against Power (1994), a collection of Roy Childs' "best writings and speeches", edited by Joan Kennedy Taylor
 
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Reviews Liberty Against Power: Essays by Roy A. Childs, Jr.
Review of Liberty Against Power (1994), a collection of Roy Childs' "best writings and speeches", edited by Joan Kennedy Taylor
Upd     The Nightmare of the New Deal, Part 1
Review of The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression (2007) by Amity Shlaes; introduction and focus on the "bad guys"
 
Individual:  Childs, Roy Editor of Libertarian Review (1977-1981) and lead book reviewer for Laissez Faire Books (1984-1992)
Upd   Reviews Liberty Against Power: Essays by Roy A. Childs, Jr.
Review of Liberty Against Power (1994), a collection of Roy Childs' "best writings and speeches", edited by Joan Kennedy Taylor
 
Topic:  Drugs, War on Legislation and enforcement actions against consumers and producers of substances that are deemed to be addictive or otherwise dangerous
Upd   Reviews Liberty Against Power: Essays by Roy A. Childs, Jr.
Review of Liberty Against Power (1994), a collection of Roy Childs' "best writings and speeches", edited by Joan Kennedy Taylor
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Reviews The Nightmare of the New Deal, Part 1
Review of The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression (2007) by Amity Shlaes; introduction and focus on the "bad guys"
 
Individual:  Mencken, H. L. Journalist, author of The American Language
Upd   Writings The Land of the Free
Relates the story of Italian-American newspaper owner Carlo Tresca and his travails for daring to criticize the Italian Fascists
 
Upd Pedia:  Nozick, Robert Professor of philosophy, author of Anarchy, State, and Utopia
 
Topic:  Press, Freedom of the Liberty to publish facts and opinion
Upd   Articles The Land of the Free
Relates the story of Italian-American newspaper owner Carlo Tresca and his travails for daring to criticize the Italian Fascists
 
Topic:  Property Rights Rights of an owner to use and dispose of assets
Upd   Reviews Liberty Against Power: Essays by Roy A. Childs, Jr.
Review of Liberty Against Power (1994), a collection of Roy Childs' "best writings and speeches", edited by Joan Kennedy Taylor
 
Individual:  Roosevelt, Franklin D. Thirty-second President of the United States
Upd   Reviews The Nightmare of the New Deal, Part 1
Review of The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression (2007) by Amity Shlaes; introduction and focus on the "bad guys"
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Reviews The Nightmare of the New Deal, Part 1
Review of The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression (2007) by Amity Shlaes; introduction and focus on the "bad guys"
 
Place:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Articles The Land of the Free
Relates the story of Italian-American newspaper owner Carlo Tresca and his travails for daring to criticize the Italian Fascists
Upd   Reviews Liberty Against Power: Essays by Roy A. Childs, Jr.
Review of Liberty Against Power (1994), a collection of Roy Childs' "best writings and speeches", edited by Joan Kennedy Taylor
Upd     The Nightmare of the New Deal, Part 1
Review of The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression (2007) by Amity Shlaes; introduction and focus on the "bad guys"
 
Upd Pedia:  Wilson, Robert Anton Science fiction author, winner of the 1986 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
 
11 Jun 2024
Topic:  Iraq War Invasion of Iraq by the U.S. and other countries, purportedly to find weapons of mass destruction
Upd   Articles Know When to Fold 'Em
Discusses the attitudes of Sen. John McCain and other war hawks who opposed a non-binding resolution against the troop "surge" in Iraq, announced by George W. Bush on 10 Jan 2007 (Note: the surge went on as planned, peaking in late 2007)
 
Topic:  Military Industrial Complex The U.S. military "establishment": the armed forces and the companies and politicians that depend on them
Upd   Articles Know When to Fold 'Em
Discusses the attitudes of Sen. John McCain and other war hawks who opposed a non-binding resolution against the troop "surge" in Iraq, announced by George W. Bush on 10 Jan 2007 (Note: the surge went on as planned, peaking in late 2007)
 
Individual:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Know When to Fold 'Em
Discusses the attitudes of Sen. John McCain and other war hawks who opposed a non-binding resolution against the troop "surge" in Iraq, announced by George W. Bush on 10 Jan 2007 (Note: the surge went on as planned, peaking in late 2007)
 
Place:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Articles Know When to Fold 'Em
Discusses the attitudes of Sen. John McCain and other war hawks who opposed a non-binding resolution against the troop "surge" in Iraq, announced by George W. Bush on 10 Jan 2007 (Note: the surge went on as planned, peaking in late 2007)
 
10 Jun 2024
Upd Individual:  Boaz, David Executive vice president of the Cato Institute, author of Libertarianism: A Primer
 
Individual:  Bush, George W. Forty-third President of the United States
Upd   Articles Iraq Exit Strategy: America's Path Forward
Proposal by the Libertarian National Committee for the U.S. to remove its troops from Iraq and a direct-aid program to allow Iraq to reconstruct its infrastructure (Note: the occupation officially lasted another six and a half years)
 
Place:  China Territory in eastern Asia, ruled since 1949 by the Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó
Upd   Articles How Much More Harm Can Bush Do?
Discusses the casualties resulting from the 2003 Iraq invasion, the changed world opinion of the United States and the lobbies that benefit from the continuation of hostilities
 
Topic:  Foreign entanglements Unnecessary involvement with other nations
Upd   Articles In Foreign Affairs, Not Doing Anything Is the Thing to Do
Comments on the arrogance of those who believe the President of the United States should intervene in any crisis around the world
 
Place:  Iraq Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 2005 by the Jumhūriyyat Al-‘Irāq
Upd   Articles Iraq Exit Strategy: America's Path Forward
Proposal by the Libertarian National Committee for the U.S. to remove its troops from Iraq and a direct-aid program to allow Iraq to reconstruct its infrastructure (Note: the occupation officially lasted another six and a half years)
 
Topic:  Iraq War Invasion of Iraq by the U.S. and other countries, purportedly to find weapons of mass destruction
Upd   Articles Iraq Exit Strategy: America's Path Forward
Proposal by the Libertarian National Committee for the U.S. to remove its troops from Iraq and a direct-aid program to allow Iraq to reconstruct its infrastructure (Note: the occupation officially lasted another six and a half years)
Upd     How Much More Harm Can Bush Do?
Discusses the casualties resulting from the 2003 Iraq invasion, the changed world opinion of the United States and the lobbies that benefit from the continuation of hostilities
 
Group:  Libertarian Party United States
Upd   Writings Iraq Exit Strategy: America's Path Forward
Proposal by the Libertarian National Committee for the U.S. to remove its troops from Iraq and a direct-aid program to allow Iraq to reconstruct its infrastructure (Note: the occupation officially lasted another six and a half years)
 
Place:  Middle East The countries of southwestern Asia and, conventionally, Egypt
Upd   Articles How Much More Harm Can Bush Do?
Discusses the casualties resulting from the 2003 Iraq invasion, the changed world opinion of the United States and the lobbies that benefit from the continuation of hostilities
 
Individual:  Presidents, United States Heads of the Executive branch of the United States government
Upd   Articles In Foreign Affairs, Not Doing Anything Is the Thing to Do
Comments on the arrogance of those who believe the President of the United States should intervene in any crisis around the world
 
Individual:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings In Foreign Affairs, Not Doing Anything Is the Thing to Do
Comments on the arrogance of those who believe the President of the United States should intervene in any crisis around the world
 
Group:  Society Grouping of individuals interacting with each other
Upd   Articles In Foreign Affairs, Not Doing Anything Is the Thing to Do
Comments on the arrogance of those who believe the President of the United States should intervene in any crisis around the world
 
Place:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Articles Iraq Exit Strategy: America's Path Forward
Proposal by the Libertarian National Committee for the U.S. to remove its troops from Iraq and a direct-aid program to allow Iraq to reconstruct its infrastructure (Note: the occupation officially lasted another six and a half years)
Upd     How Much More Harm Can Bush Do?
Discusses the casualties resulting from the 2003 Iraq invasion, the changed world opinion of the United States and the lobbies that benefit from the continuation of hostilities
Upd     In Foreign Affairs, Not Doing Anything Is the Thing to Do
Comments on the arrogance of those who believe the President of the United States should intervene in any crisis around the world
 
7 Jun 2024
Topic:  American Revolutionary War The war for American independence from Great Britain
Upd   Articles How Empires Bamboozle the Bourgeoisie
Speech at the Mises Institute Supporter's Summit; comments on two issues related to the U.S. population reaching 300 million: what kind of economy is needed to support that population and do all these people need to live under the same central government
 
Topic:  American War Between the States Conflict between the U.S. northern and southern states, which seceded to form the Confederacy
Upd   Interviews Historian Paul Johnson on American Liberty
Topics discussed include religious freedom, abolishing slavery, the impact of immigration, the Founding Fathers, the U.S. Constitution, individualism, reining in government and the prospects for liberty in America
 
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Articles How Empires Bamboozle the Bourgeoisie
Speech at the Mises Institute Supporter's Summit; comments on two issues related to the U.S. population reaching 300 million: what kind of economy is needed to support that population and do all these people need to live under the same central government
 
Place:  Colonies, Thirteen The 13 original colonies whose representatives signed the U.S. Declaration of Independence
Upd   Articles How Empires Bamboozle the Bourgeoisie
Speech at the Mises Institute Supporter's Summit; comments on two issues related to the U.S. population reaching 300 million: what kind of economy is needed to support that population and do all these people need to live under the same central government
 
Topic:  Constitution, United States The supreme law of the United States of America
Upd   Interviews Historian Paul Johnson on American Liberty
Topics discussed include religious freedom, abolishing slavery, the impact of immigration, the Founding Fathers, the U.S. Constitution, individualism, reining in government and the prospects for liberty in America
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles How Empires Bamboozle the Bourgeoisie
Speech at the Mises Institute Supporter's Summit; comments on two issues related to the U.S. population reaching 300 million: what kind of economy is needed to support that population and do all these people need to live under the same central government
 
Topic:  Economic Freedom Absence of coercion or controls over economic activities
Upd   Interviews Historian Paul Johnson on American Liberty
Topics discussed include religious freedom, abolishing slavery, the impact of immigration, the Founding Fathers, the U.S. Constitution, individualism, reining in government and the prospects for liberty in America
 
Topic:  Entrepreneurship Managerial skills and willingness to take risks in the production of goods and services
Upd   Interviews Historian Paul Johnson on American Liberty
Topics discussed include religious freedom, abolishing slavery, the impact of immigration, the Founding Fathers, the U.S. Constitution, individualism, reining in government and the prospects for liberty in America
 
Individual:  Founding Fathers Leading individuals in founding of the United States
Upd   Interviews Historian Paul Johnson on American Liberty
Topics discussed include religious freedom, abolishing slavery, the impact of immigration, the Founding Fathers, the U.S. Constitution, individualism, reining in government and the prospects for liberty in America
 
Place:  France Territory in western Europe, ruled since 1958 by the République Française
Upd   Interviews Historian Paul Johnson on American Liberty
Topics discussed include religious freedom, abolishing slavery, the impact of immigration, the Founding Fathers, the U.S. Constitution, individualism, reining in government and the prospects for liberty in America
 
Upd Pedia:  Friedman, Milton 1976 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences
 
Place:  Germany Territory in north central Europe, ruled since 1990 by the Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Upd   Articles How Empires Bamboozle the Bourgeoisie
Speech at the Mises Institute Supporter's Summit; comments on two issues related to the U.S. population reaching 300 million: what kind of economy is needed to support that population and do all these people need to live under the same central government
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles How Empires Bamboozle the Bourgeoisie
Speech at the Mises Institute Supporter's Summit; comments on two issues related to the U.S. population reaching 300 million: what kind of economy is needed to support that population and do all these people need to live under the same central government
 
Individual:  Henry, Patrick American revolutionary figure, famous for "Give me liberty or give me death" speech
Upd   Articles How Empires Bamboozle the Bourgeoisie
Speech at the Mises Institute Supporter's Summit; comments on two issues related to the U.S. population reaching 300 million: what kind of economy is needed to support that population and do all these people need to live under the same central government
 
Topic:  Imperialism Domination or control, by one country, of one or more other countries or territories
Upd   Articles How Empires Bamboozle the Bourgeoisie
Speech at the Mises Institute Supporter's Summit; comments on two issues related to the U.S. population reaching 300 million: what kind of economy is needed to support that population and do all these people need to live under the same central government
 
Topic:  Iraq War Invasion of Iraq by the U.S. and other countries, purportedly to find weapons of mass destruction
Upd   Articles How Empires Bamboozle the Bourgeoisie
Speech at the Mises Institute Supporter's Summit; comments on two issues related to the U.S. population reaching 300 million: what kind of economy is needed to support that population and do all these people need to live under the same central government
 
Group:  Mises Institute Research and education in classical liberalism, libertarian political theory, and Austrian School of economics
Upd   Articles How Empires Bamboozle the Bourgeoisie
Speech at the Mises Institute Supporter's Summit; comments on two issues related to the U.S. population reaching 300 million: what kind of economy is needed to support that population and do all these people need to live under the same central government
 
Individual:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
Upd   Articles How Empires Bamboozle the Bourgeoisie
Speech at the Mises Institute Supporter's Summit; comments on two issues related to the U.S. population reaching 300 million: what kind of economy is needed to support that population and do all these people need to live under the same central government
 
Topic:  Religion, Freedom of Liberty to practice any or no religion
Upd   Interviews Historian Paul Johnson on American Liberty
Topics discussed include religious freedom, abolishing slavery, the impact of immigration, the Founding Fathers, the U.S. Constitution, individualism, reining in government and the prospects for liberty in America
 
Individual:  Rockwell, Lew President of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and editor of LewRockwell.com
Upd   Writings How Empires Bamboozle the Bourgeoisie
Speech at the Mises Institute Supporter's Summit; comments on two issues related to the U.S. population reaching 300 million: what kind of economy is needed to support that population and do all these people need to live under the same central government
 
Individual:  Rothbard, Murray N. Economist of the Austrian School, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Articles How Empires Bamboozle the Bourgeoisie
Speech at the Mises Institute Supporter's Summit; comments on two issues related to the U.S. population reaching 300 million: what kind of economy is needed to support that population and do all these people need to live under the same central government
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
Upd   Articles How Empires Bamboozle the Bourgeoisie
Speech at the Mises Institute Supporter's Summit; comments on two issues related to the U.S. population reaching 300 million: what kind of economy is needed to support that population and do all these people need to live under the same central government
 
Place:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Articles How Empires Bamboozle the Bourgeoisie
Speech at the Mises Institute Supporter's Summit; comments on two issues related to the U.S. population reaching 300 million: what kind of economy is needed to support that population and do all these people need to live under the same central government
Upd   Interviews Historian Paul Johnson on American Liberty
Topics discussed include religious freedom, abolishing slavery, the impact of immigration, the Founding Fathers, the U.S. Constitution, individualism, reining in government and the prospects for liberty in America
 
Place:  Washington, D.C. The Nation's Capital
Upd   Articles How Empires Bamboozle the Bourgeoisie
Speech at the Mises Institute Supporter's Summit; comments on two issues related to the U.S. population reaching 300 million: what kind of economy is needed to support that population and do all these people need to live under the same central government
 
6 Jun 2024
Topic:  Anarchism Political philosophy that considers government unnecessary and advocates instead a stateless society
Upd   Articles Henry David Thoreau: Founding Father of American Libertarian Thought
Biographical essay, transcript of "The Libertarian Tradition" podcast of 8 July 2010
 
Upd Source:  Carta Magna Carta otorgada por el rey Juan de Inglaterra, el 15 de junio de 1215 (traducción al español por Freedom Circle)
 
Place:  Concord, Massachusetts Site of the American Revolution's Battle of Concord
Upd   Articles Henry David Thoreau: Founding Father of American Libertarian Thought
Biographical essay, transcript of "The Libertarian Tradition" podcast of 8 July 2010
 
Individual:  Emerson, Ralph Waldo Nineteenth century American author, the "Sage of Concord"
Upd   Articles Henry David Thoreau: Founding Father of American Libertarian Thought
Biographical essay, transcript of "The Libertarian Tradition" podcast of 8 July 2010
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles Henry David Thoreau: Founding Father of American Libertarian Thought
Biographical essay, transcript of "The Libertarian Tradition" podcast of 8 July 2010
 
Individual:  Hornberger, Jacob G. President of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Freedom, Virtue, and Responsibility, Part 3
Explains the counterintuitive notion that in order to achieve a caring, compassionate, "good" society it is necessary to allow everyone the freedom to be irresponsible, to do anything they want as long it does not infringe on others' equal freedom
 
Place:  Iraq Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 2005 by the Jumhūriyyat Al-‘Irāq
Upd   Articles Gravity works
Discusses the state of democracy in the United States in the wake of the January 2005 Iraqi parliamentary election
 
Upd Source:  Magna Carta Charter granted by King John of England in 15 June 1215 (transcribed from medieval Latin)
 
Upd Source:  Magna Carta Charter granted by King John of England in 15 June 1215 (English translation by Freedom Circle)
 
Place:  Massachusetts The Bay State - ratified Constitution 6 Feb 1788
Upd   Articles Henry David Thoreau: Founding Father of American Libertarian Thought
Biographical essay, transcript of "The Libertarian Tradition" podcast of 8 July 2010
 
Topic:  Personal Responsibility Accepting the consequences of one's actions
Upd   Articles Freedom, Virtue, and Responsibility, Part 3
Explains the counterintuitive notion that in order to achieve a caring, compassionate, "good" society it is necessary to allow everyone the freedom to be irresponsible, to do anything they want as long it does not infringe on others' equal freedom
 
Topic:  Repression, Moral Legislation and government actions that attempt to dictate "moral and proper" behavior
Upd   Articles Freedom, Virtue, and Responsibility, Part 3
Explains the counterintuitive notion that in order to achieve a caring, compassionate, "good" society it is necessary to allow everyone the freedom to be irresponsible, to do anything they want as long it does not infringe on others' equal freedom
 
Individual:  Riggenbach, Jeff Journalist, broadcaster, columnist, former executive editor of The Libertarian Review
Upd   Writings Henry David Thoreau: Founding Father of American Libertarian Thought
Biographical essay, transcript of "The Libertarian Tradition" podcast of 8 July 2010
 
Group:  Society Grouping of individuals interacting with each other
Upd   Articles Freedom, Virtue, and Responsibility, Part 3
Explains the counterintuitive notion that in order to achieve a caring, compassionate, "good" society it is necessary to allow everyone the freedom to be irresponsible, to do anything they want as long it does not infringe on others' equal freedom
 
Individual:  Thoreau, Henry David Nineteenth-century American author, noted for the essay "Civil Disobedience"
Upd   Articles Henry David Thoreau: Founding Father of American Libertarian Thought
Biographical essay, transcript of "The Libertarian Tradition" podcast of 8 July 2010
 
Place:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Articles Freedom, Virtue, and Responsibility, Part 3
Explains the counterintuitive notion that in order to achieve a caring, compassionate, "good" society it is necessary to allow everyone the freedom to be irresponsible, to do anything they want as long it does not infringe on others' equal freedom
Upd     Gravity works
Discusses the state of democracy in the United States in the wake of the January 2005 Iraqi parliamentary election
Upd     Henry David Thoreau: Founding Father of American Libertarian Thought
Biographical essay, transcript of "The Libertarian Tradition" podcast of 8 July 2010
 
5 Jun 2024
Individual:  Adams, John Second President of the United States
Upd   Articles The Criminality of the State
Cautions Americans that rather than being worried or surprised by the doings of Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, the Munich agreement and other foreign states, they should devote their energies to reining in the United States government
 
Individual:  Browne, Harry Investment author, Libertarian Party presidential candidate 1996 and 2000
Upd   Writings A Forgotten Day & a Forgotten Country
Reflections on the United States in 1886, when the Statue of Liberty was unveiled, and the current (2003) status
 
Topic:  Communism Socio-economic system in which private property rights are eliminated
Upd   Articles Fascism
Defines fascism, contrasting it with other ideologies (such as socialism, capitalism, Marxism), identifying Mussolini's Italy and Nazi Germany as its two main exponents and discussing its influence on the New Deal
 
Topic:  Corporatism Socio-economic system in which large businesses exert influence over and benefit from government policies
Upd   Articles Fascism
Defines fascism, contrasting it with other ideologies (such as socialism, capitalism, Marxism), identifying Mussolini's Italy and Nazi Germany as its two main exponents and discussing its influence on the New Deal
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles The Criminality of the State
Cautions Americans that rather than being worried or surprised by the doings of Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, the Munich agreement and other foreign states, they should devote their energies to reining in the United States government
 
Topic:  Fascism Politico-economic system where the means of production are nominally in private hands but controlled by a combination of state and business interests
Upd   Reference Fascism
Defines fascism, contrasting it with other ideologies (such as socialism, capitalism, Marxism), identifying Mussolini's Italy and Nazi Germany as its two main exponents and discussing its influence on the New Deal
 
Group:  Federal Reserve System The central bank of the United States
Upd   Articles A Forgotten Day & a Forgotten Country
Reflections on the United States in 1886, when the Statue of Liberty was unveiled, and the current (2003) status
 
Topic:  Foreign entanglements Unnecessary involvement with other nations
Upd   Articles A Forgotten Day & a Forgotten Country
Reflections on the United States in 1886, when the Statue of Liberty was unveiled, and the current (2003) status
 
Individual:  Franklin, Benjamin 18th century American printer, inventor and statesman
Upd   Articles Franklin's Golden Rules
Guest essay describing how Franklin managed his finances, written upon releasing The Compleated Autobigraphy by Benjamin Franklin (2006), compiled and edited by Skousen
 
Place:  Germany Territory in north central Europe, ruled since 1990 by the Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Upd   Articles Fascism
Defines fascism, contrasting it with other ideologies (such as socialism, capitalism, Marxism), identifying Mussolini's Italy and Nazi Germany as its two main exponents and discussing its influence on the New Deal
 
Place:  India Territory in southern Asia, ruled since 1947 by the Bhārat Gaṇarājya
Upd   Articles The Criminality of the State
Cautions Americans that rather than being worried or surprised by the doings of Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, the Munich agreement and other foreign states, they should devote their energies to reining in the United States government
 
Place:  Italy Territory in southern Europe, ruled since 1946 by the Repubblica Italiana
Upd   Articles Fascism
Defines fascism, contrasting it with other ideologies (such as socialism, capitalism, Marxism), identifying Mussolini's Italy and Nazi Germany as its two main exponents and discussing its influence on the New Deal
 
Topic:  Liberty, Statue of Monument symbolizing liberty, in New York harbor
Upd   Articles A Forgotten Day & a Forgotten Country
Reflections on the United States in 1886, when the Statue of Liberty was unveiled, and the current (2003) status
 
Place:  Netherlands Territory in northwest Europe, ruled since 1815 by the Koninkrijk der Nederlanden
Upd   Articles The Criminality of the State
Cautions Americans that rather than being worried or surprised by the doings of Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, the Munich agreement and other foreign states, they should devote their energies to reining in the United States government
 
Individual:  Nock, Albert Jay Author of Our Enemy, The State, founder of The Freeman (1920-24)
Upd   Writings The Criminality of the State
Cautions Americans that rather than being worried or surprised by the doings of Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, the Munich agreement and other foreign states, they should devote their energies to reining in the United States government
 
Individual:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Fascism
Defines fascism, contrasting it with other ideologies (such as socialism, capitalism, Marxism), identifying Mussolini's Italy and Nazi Germany as its two main exponents and discussing its influence on the New Deal
 
Individual:  Roosevelt, Franklin D. Thirty-second President of the United States
Upd   Articles Fascism
Defines fascism, contrasting it with other ideologies (such as socialism, capitalism, Marxism), identifying Mussolini's Italy and Nazi Germany as its two main exponents and discussing its influence on the New Deal
 
Individual:  Rothbard, Murray N. Economist of the Austrian School, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Books Authored For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Revised edition (1978) of For a New Liberty (1973)
 
Individual:  Skousen, Mark Author, investment advisor, professor of Economics
Upd   Writings Franklin's Golden Rules
Guest essay describing how Franklin managed his finances, written upon releasing The Compleated Autobigraphy by Benjamin Franklin (2006), compiled and edited by Skousen
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
Upd   Articles Fascism
Defines fascism, contrasting it with other ideologies (such as socialism, capitalism, Marxism), identifying Mussolini's Italy and Nazi Germany as its two main exponents and discussing its influence on the New Deal
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles The Criminality of the State
Cautions Americans that rather than being worried or surprised by the doings of Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, the Munich agreement and other foreign states, they should devote their energies to reining in the United States government
 
Place:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Articles A Forgotten Day & a Forgotten Country
Reflections on the United States in 1886, when the Statue of Liberty was unveiled, and the current (2003) status
Upd     Franklin's Golden Rules
Guest essay describing how Franklin managed his finances, written upon releasing The Compleated Autobigraphy by Benjamin Franklin (2006), compiled and edited by Skousen
Upd     The Criminality of the State
Cautions Americans that rather than being worried or surprised by the doings of Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, the Munich agreement and other foreign states, they should devote their energies to reining in the United States government
Upd     Fascism
Defines fascism, contrasting it with other ideologies (such as socialism, capitalism, Marxism), identifying Mussolini's Italy and Nazi Germany as its two main exponents and discussing its influence on the New Deal
 
4 Jun 2024
Place:  Arizona The Grand Canyon State
Upd   Articles Borderlands: What’s Happening to America?
Discusses the extension of border patrol activities in the United States well beyond (100 miles) the traditional country and coastline limits
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles The Federalist No. II: Concerning Dangers from foreign Force and Influence
Drawing a parallel with the wisdom of the Congress of 1774, that led to the Independence Declaration, recommends approval of a Union under a single national government rather than being "split into a number of unsocial, jealous, and alien sovereignties"
 
Individual:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Borderlands: What’s Happening to America?
Discusses the extension of border patrol activities in the United States well beyond (100 miles) the traditional country and coastline limits
 
Topic:  Searches and Seizures, Right Against Unreasonable Protection from unwarranted searches and takings
Upd   Articles Borderlands: What’s Happening to America?
Discusses the extension of border patrol activities in the United States well beyond (100 miles) the traditional country and coastline limits
 
Individual:  Stossel, John Host of "Stossel" show on Fox Business channel and former ABC News correspondent for the "20/20" newsmagazine
Upd   Articles Borderlands: What’s Happening to America?
Discusses the extension of border patrol activities in the United States well beyond (100 miles) the traditional country and coastline limits
 
Place:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Articles The Federalist No. II: Concerning Dangers from foreign Force and Influence
Drawing a parallel with the wisdom of the Congress of 1774, that led to the Independence Declaration, recommends approval of a Union under a single national government rather than being "split into a number of unsocial, jealous, and alien sovereignties"
Upd     Borderlands: What’s Happening to America?
Discusses the extension of border patrol activities in the United States well beyond (100 miles) the traditional country and coastline limits
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Websites Truth About War
A project of the American Liberty Foundation
 
3 Jun 2024
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles An Anti-Democracy Foreign Policy: Iran
Discusses the history of Operation Ajax, the CIA-led 1953 coup d'état in Iran that removed the democratically elected prime minister Mohammad Mossadegh, and which eventually led to the 1979 Iran hostage crisis
Upd     Bernie Is Not a Socialist and America Is Not Capitalist
Clarifies the meaning of various terms which young people tend to misunderstand, including socialism, communism, capitalism and corporatism, and then discusses the relative levels of economic freedom in the United States and other countries
 
Topic:  Foreign entanglements Unnecessary involvement with other nations
Upd   Articles An Anti-Democracy Foreign Policy: Iran
Discusses the history of Operation Ajax, the CIA-led 1953 coup d'état in Iran that removed the democratically elected prime minister Mohammad Mossadegh, and which eventually led to the 1979 Iran hostage crisis
Upd     Americans Should Be "Anti-American"
Examines Robert Kagan's statement that the Iraq War "made anti-Americanism respectable again" and what "anti-Americanism" is supposed to mean
 
Individual:  Hornberger, Jacob G. President of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings An Anti-Democracy Foreign Policy: Iran
Discusses the history of Operation Ajax, the CIA-led 1953 coup d'état in Iran that removed the democratically elected prime minister Mohammad Mossadegh, and which eventually led to the 1979 Iran hostage crisis
 
Topic:  Imperialism Domination or control, by one country, of one or more other countries or territories
Upd   Articles Americans Should Be "Anti-American"
Examines Robert Kagan's statement that the Iraq War "made anti-Americanism respectable again" and what "anti-Americanism" is supposed to mean
 
Place:  Iran Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 1979 by the Jomhuri ye Eslāmi ye Irān
Upd   Articles An Anti-Democracy Foreign Policy: Iran
Discusses the history of Operation Ajax, the CIA-led 1953 coup d'état in Iran that removed the democratically elected prime minister Mohammad Mossadegh, and which eventually led to the 1979 Iran hostage crisis
 
Individual:  Kennedy, John F. Thirty-fifth President of the United States
Upd   Articles An Anti-Democracy Foreign Policy: Iran
Discusses the history of Operation Ajax, the CIA-led 1953 coup d'état in Iran that removed the democratically elected prime minister Mohammad Mossadegh, and which eventually led to the 1979 Iran hostage crisis
 
Individual:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Americans Should Be "Anti-American"
Examines Robert Kagan's statement that the Iraq War "made anti-Americanism respectable again" and what "anti-Americanism" is supposed to mean
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
Upd   Articles Bernie Is Not a Socialist and America Is Not Capitalist
Clarifies the meaning of various terms which young people tend to misunderstand, including socialism, communism, capitalism and corporatism, and then discusses the relative levels of economic freedom in the United States and other countries
 
Place:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Articles An Anti-Democracy Foreign Policy: Iran
Discusses the history of Operation Ajax, the CIA-led 1953 coup d'état in Iran that removed the democratically elected prime minister Mohammad Mossadegh, and which eventually led to the 1979 Iran hostage crisis
Upd     Americans Should Be "Anti-American"
Examines Robert Kagan's statement that the Iraq War "made anti-Americanism respectable again" and what "anti-Americanism" is supposed to mean
 
31 May 2024
Individual:  Bush, George W. Forty-third President of the United States
Upd   Articles Americans Have Lost Their Country
Discusses (and lists) the neoconservatives in the George W. Bush administration and the rationale for their actions furthering wars in the Middle East
 
Upd Source:  Dào Dé Jīng 道德經: Classic on the Dào and its Virtue
 
Individual:  Ebeling, Richard Professor of economics, former president of the Foundation for Economic Education
Upd   Writings An American Empire! If You Want It instead of Freedom, Part 1
Examines Garet Garrett's 1952 essay "The Rise of Empire" and contrasts it with Charles Krauthammer's "The Unipolar Moment Revisited" and his concept of "unilateralism"
 
Individual:  Garrett, Garet Financial writer for the Saturday Evening Post
Upd   Articles An American Empire! If You Want It instead of Freedom, Part 1
Examines Garet Garrett's 1952 essay "The Rise of Empire" and contrasts it with Charles Krauthammer's "The Unipolar Moment Revisited" and his concept of "unilateralism"
 
Topic:  Imperialism Domination or control, by one country, of one or more other countries or territories
Upd   Articles An American Empire! If You Want It instead of Freedom, Part 1
Examines Garet Garrett's 1952 essay "The Rise of Empire" and contrasts it with Charles Krauthammer's "The Unipolar Moment Revisited" and his concept of "unilateralism"
 
Topic:  Iraq War Invasion of Iraq by the U.S. and other countries, purportedly to find weapons of mass destruction
Upd   Articles Americans Have Lost Their Country
Discusses (and lists) the neoconservatives in the George W. Bush administration and the rationale for their actions furthering wars in the Middle East
 
Topic:  Militarism A political system influenced greatly by a large, permanent military force
Upd   Articles An American Empire! If You Want It instead of Freedom, Part 1
Examines Garet Garrett's 1952 essay "The Rise of Empire" and contrasts it with Charles Krauthammer's "The Unipolar Moment Revisited" and his concept of "unilateralism"
 
Upd Pedia:  Rand, Ayn Objectivist philosopher, novelist
 
Place:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Articles An American Empire! If You Want It instead of Freedom, Part 1
Examines Garet Garrett's 1952 essay "The Rise of Empire" and contrasts it with Charles Krauthammer's "The Unipolar Moment Revisited" and his concept of "unilateralism"
Upd     Americans Have Lost Their Country
Discusses (and lists) the neoconservatives in the George W. Bush administration and the rationale for their actions furthering wars in the Middle East
Upd     America as Utopia
Historical survey of the "American Religion" (America as "the city upon a hill") from the Pilgrims to the present and questions whether it will progress further in the near future
 
Individual:  Wilson, Woodrow Twenty-eighth President of the United States
Upd   Articles America as Utopia
Historical survey of the "American Religion" (America as "the city upon a hill") from the Pilgrims to the present and questions whether it will progress further in the near future
 
30 May 2024
Topic:  American War Between the States Conflict between the U.S. northern and southern states, which seceded to form the Confederacy
Upd   Articles The Acton-Lee Correspondence
Exchange of letters between Lord Acton (4 Nov) and Robert E. Lee (15 Dec 1866)
 
Individual:  Bush, George W. Forty-third President of the United States
Upd   Articles U.S. Regime Change, Torture, and Murder in Chile
Discusses the unwelcome reception given to George W. Bush on a visit to Chile and various reasons for Chilean animosity towards the U.S. government, contrasting it with general opinion about these matters in the U.S. and the lack of action by Congress
 
Upd Place:  Chile Territory in southwest South America, ruled since 1980 by the República de Chile
Upd   Articles U.S. Regime Change, Torture, and Murder in Chile
Discusses the unwelcome reception given to George W. Bush on a visit to Chile and various reasons for Chilean animosity towards the U.S. government, contrasting it with general opinion about these matters in the U.S. and the lack of action by Congress
 
Individual:  Dalberg-Acton, John British historian, known as Lord Acton
Upd   Writings The Acton-Lee Correspondence
Exchange of letters between Lord Acton (4 Nov) and Robert E. Lee (15 Dec 1866)
 
Individual:  Hornberger, Jacob G. President of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings U.S. Regime Change, Torture, and Murder in Chile
Discusses the unwelcome reception given to George W. Bush on a visit to Chile and various reasons for Chilean animosity towards the U.S. government, contrasting it with general opinion about these matters in the U.S. and the lack of action by Congress
 
Topic:  Iraq War Invasion of Iraq by the U.S. and other countries, purportedly to find weapons of mass destruction
Upd   Articles U.S. Regime Change, Torture, and Murder in Chile
Discusses the unwelcome reception given to George W. Bush on a visit to Chile and various reasons for Chilean animosity towards the U.S. government, contrasting it with general opinion about these matters in the U.S. and the lack of action by Congress
 
Place:  Massachusetts The Bay State - ratified Constitution 6 Feb 1788
Upd   Articles The Acton-Lee Correspondence
Exchange of letters between Lord Acton (4 Nov) and Robert E. Lee (15 Dec 1866)
 
Upd Pedia:  Mencken, H. L. Journalist, author of The American Language
 
Topic:  Terrorism The systematic use of violence to attempt to achieve ideological goals
Upd   Articles U.S. Regime Change, Torture, and Murder in Chile
Discusses the unwelcome reception given to George W. Bush on a visit to Chile and various reasons for Chilean animosity towards the U.S. government, contrasting it with general opinion about these matters in the U.S. and the lack of action by Congress
 
Upd Place:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Measures of Freedom United States: Freedom in the World 2024 Country Report
2024: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 83/100, Political Rights: 33/40, Civil Liberties: 50/60
Upd     Economic Freedom Summary Index
2021: 8.14, Rank: 5
Upd   Articles The Acton-Lee Correspondence
Exchange of letters between Lord Acton (4 Nov) and Robert E. Lee (15 Dec 1866)
 
29 May 2024
Individual:  Carter, Jimmy Thirty-ninth President of the United States
Upd   Articles Trump’s Support and Praise of Despots Is Central to the U.S. Tradition, Not a Deviation From It
Discusses recent criticism of Donald Trump that claims that his foreign policy towards known dictators and tyrants constitutes a major shift, when in fact that has been standard U.S. policy since at least the end of World War II
 
Place:  Chile Territory in southwest South America, ruled since 1980 by the República de Chile
Upd   Articles Trump’s Support and Praise of Despots Is Central to the U.S. Tradition, Not a Deviation From It
Discusses recent criticism of Donald Trump that claims that his foreign policy towards known dictators and tyrants constitutes a major shift, when in fact that has been standard U.S. policy since at least the end of World War II
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles Trump’s Support and Praise of Despots Is Central to the U.S. Tradition, Not a Deviation From It
Discusses recent criticism of Donald Trump that claims that his foreign policy towards known dictators and tyrants constitutes a major shift, when in fact that has been standard U.S. policy since at least the end of World War II
 
Place:  Honduras Territory in northern Central America, ruled since 1982 by the República de Honduras
Upd   Articles Trump’s Support and Praise of Despots Is Central to the U.S. Tradition, Not a Deviation From It
Discusses recent criticism of Donald Trump that claims that his foreign policy towards known dictators and tyrants constitutes a major shift, when in fact that has been standard U.S. policy since at least the end of World War II
 
Individual:  Obama, Barack Forty-fourth President of the United States
Upd   Articles Trump’s Support and Praise of Despots Is Central to the U.S. Tradition, Not a Deviation From It
Discusses recent criticism of Donald Trump that claims that his foreign policy towards known dictators and tyrants constitutes a major shift, when in fact that has been standard U.S. policy since at least the end of World War II
 
Place:  Saudi Arabia Territory in southwestern Asia, ruled since 1932 by the Āl Sa‘ūd family
Upd   Articles Trump’s Support and Praise of Despots Is Central to the U.S. Tradition, Not a Deviation From It
Discusses recent criticism of Donald Trump that claims that his foreign policy towards known dictators and tyrants constitutes a major shift, when in fact that has been standard U.S. policy since at least the end of World War II
 
Place:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Articles Trump’s Support and Praise of Despots Is Central to the U.S. Tradition, Not a Deviation From It
Discusses recent criticism of Donald Trump that claims that his foreign policy towards known dictators and tyrants constitutes a major shift, when in fact that has been standard U.S. policy since at least the end of World War II
 
Place:  Venezuela Territory in northern South America, ruled since 1999 by the República Bolivariana de Venezuela
Upd   Articles Trump’s Support and Praise of Despots Is Central to the U.S. Tradition, Not a Deviation From It
Discusses recent criticism of Donald Trump that claims that his foreign policy towards known dictators and tyrants constitutes a major shift, when in fact that has been standard U.S. policy since at least the end of World War II
 
28 May 2024
Place:  Afghanistan Territory in southwest central Asia, nominally ruled since 2004 by the Da Afġānistān Islāmī Jumhoryat
Upd   Articles Improve the CIA? Better to abolish it
Lists some of the countries where the CIA conducted subversive operations and recommends abolishing the agency
 
Topic:  Attacks of 11 September 2001 Terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon
Upd   Articles Improve the CIA? Better to abolish it
Lists some of the countries where the CIA conducted subversive operations and recommends abolishing the agency
 
Place:  Brazil Territory in eastern South America, ruled since 1988 by the República Federativa do Brasil
Upd   Articles Improve the CIA? Better to abolish it
Lists some of the countries where the CIA conducted subversive operations and recommends abolishing the agency
 
Place:  Cambodia Territory in southeast Asia, ruled since 1993 by the Preăh Réachéanachâk Kâmpŭchéa
Upd   Articles Improve the CIA? Better to abolish it
Lists some of the countries where the CIA conducted subversive operations and recommends abolishing the agency
 
Place:  Chile Territory in southwest South America, ruled since 1980 by the República de Chile
Upd   Articles Improve the CIA? Better to abolish it
Lists some of the countries where the CIA conducted subversive operations and recommends abolishing the agency
Upd     The Power of Propaganda
Discusses the history of Chile from 1970 to 1990, covering Salvador Allende's election and the military coup d'état that resulted in the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, comparing the latter's actions to George W. Bush "war on terror"
 
Place:  Cuba Island in the Caribbean Sea, ruled since 1959 by the República de Cuba
Upd   Articles Improve the CIA? Better to abolish it
Lists some of the countries where the CIA conducted subversive operations and recommends abolishing the agency
 
Place:  El Salvador Territory in Central America, ruled since 1983 by the República de El Salvador
Upd   Articles Improve the CIA? Better to abolish it
Lists some of the countries where the CIA conducted subversive operations and recommends abolishing the agency
 
Topic:  Foreign entanglements Unnecessary involvement with other nations
Upd   Articles Improve the CIA? Better to abolish it
Lists some of the countries where the CIA conducted subversive operations and recommends abolishing the agency
 
Place:  Greece Territory in southeast Europe, ruled since 1975 by the Elliniki Dhimokratia
Upd   Articles Improve the CIA? Better to abolish it
Lists some of the countries where the CIA conducted subversive operations and recommends abolishing the agency
 
Place:  Guatemala Territory in Central America, ruled since 1985 by the República de Guatemala
Upd   Articles Improve the CIA? Better to abolish it
Lists some of the countries where the CIA conducted subversive operations and recommends abolishing the agency
 
Place:  Indonesia Territory in southeast Asia, ruled since 1959 by the Republik Indonesia
Upd   Articles Improve the CIA? Better to abolish it
Lists some of the countries where the CIA conducted subversive operations and recommends abolishing the agency
 
Place:  Iran Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 1979 by the Jomhuri ye Eslāmi ye Irān
Upd   Articles Improve the CIA? Better to abolish it
Lists some of the countries where the CIA conducted subversive operations and recommends abolishing the agency
 
Place:  Iraq Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 2005 by the Jumhūriyyat Al-‘Irāq
Upd   Articles Improve the CIA? Better to abolish it
Lists some of the countries where the CIA conducted subversive operations and recommends abolishing the agency
 
Place:  Laos Territory in southeast Asia, ruled since 1975 by the Sathalanalat Paxathipatai Paxaxon Lao
Upd   Articles Improve the CIA? Better to abolish it
Lists some of the countries where the CIA conducted subversive operations and recommends abolishing the agency
 
Place:  Nicaragua Territory in Central America, ruled since 1987 by the República de Nicaragua
Upd   Articles Improve the CIA? Better to abolish it
Lists some of the countries where the CIA conducted subversive operations and recommends abolishing the agency
 
Topic:  Terrorism The systematic use of violence to attempt to achieve ideological goals
Upd   Articles The Power of Propaganda
Discusses the history of Chile from 1970 to 1990, covering Salvador Allende's election and the military coup d'état that resulted in the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, comparing the latter's actions to George W. Bush "war on terror"
 
Place:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Articles Improve the CIA? Better to abolish it
Lists some of the countries where the CIA conducted subversive operations and recommends abolishing the agency
 
Place:  Vietnam Territory in southeast Asia, ruled since 1976 by the Cộng hòa xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam
Upd   Articles Improve the CIA? Better to abolish it
Lists some of the countries where the CIA conducted subversive operations and recommends abolishing the agency
 
27 May 2024
Place:  Chile Territory in southwest South America, ruled since 1980 by the República de Chile
Upd   Measures of Freedom Chile: Freedom in the World 2024 Country Report
2024: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 94/100, Political Rights: 38/40, Civil Liberties: 56/60
Upd     Economic Freedom Summary Index
2021: 7.66, Rank: 30
Upd   Articles How We Privatized Social Security in Chile
Explains how the Chilean private pension system works and how the previous government-controlled system was transformed into the current one (the author was the Secretary of Labor and Social Security under Pinochet and designed the new system)
 
Topic:  Drugs, War on Legislation and enforcement actions against consumers and producers of substances that are deemed to be addictive or otherwise dangerous
Upd   Articles The Drug War as a Socialist Enterprise
Chapter adapted from keynote address at Fifth International Conference on Drug Policy Reform; examines why, 20 years after his admonition against the drug war, the government continues its attempts at enforcement, in spite of the predicted results
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles The U.S. Base on Diego Garcia: An Overlooked Atrocity
Describes the disheartening and shameful story of the forced evacuation of Diego Garcia's native inhabitants by Great Britain during 1968-1973, so that the United States could set up a Navy base, as well as current efforts to redress those actions
 
Place:  Great Britain Island territories in western Europe, ruled since 1921 by the Monarchy of the United Kingdom
Upd   Articles The U.S. Base on Diego Garcia: An Overlooked Atrocity
Describes the disheartening and shameful story of the forced evacuation of Diego Garcia's native inhabitants by Great Britain during 1968-1973, so that the United States could set up a Navy base, as well as current efforts to redress those actions
 
Upd Pedia:  Hess, Karl Editor of Libertarian Party News 1986-1990, Barry Goldwater speechwriter
 
Place:  Indian Ocean Third largest ocean, extending between Africa and Australia
Upd   Articles The U.S. Base on Diego Garcia: An Overlooked Atrocity
Describes the disheartening and shameful story of the forced evacuation of Diego Garcia's native inhabitants by Great Britain during 1968-1973, so that the United States could set up a Navy base, as well as current efforts to redress those actions
 
Topic:  Politics The practices of guiding, influencing or controlling government
Upd   Articles How We Privatized Social Security in Chile
Explains how the Chilean private pension system works and how the previous government-controlled system was transformed into the current one (the author was the Secretary of Labor and Social Security under Pinochet and designed the new system)
 
Topic:  Private Property Ownership of assets by individuals or non-governmental legal entities
Upd   Articles How We Privatized Social Security in Chile
Explains how the Chilean private pension system works and how the previous government-controlled system was transformed into the current one (the author was the Secretary of Labor and Social Security under Pinochet and designed the new system)
 
Individual:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings The U.S. Base on Diego Garcia: An Overlooked Atrocity
Describes the disheartening and shameful story of the forced evacuation of Diego Garcia's native inhabitants by Great Britain during 1968-1973, so that the United States could set up a Navy base, as well as current efforts to redress those actions
 
Topic:  Social Security Tax Tax imposed on employers and employees to fund the Social Security system
Upd   Articles How We Privatized Social Security in Chile
Explains how the Chilean private pension system works and how the previous government-controlled system was transformed into the current one (the author was the Secretary of Labor and Social Security under Pinochet and designed the new system)
 
Topic:  Unemployment The state of not being engaged in a gainful occupation
Upd   Articles How We Privatized Social Security in Chile
Explains how the Chilean private pension system works and how the previous government-controlled system was transformed into the current one (the author was the Secretary of Labor and Social Security under Pinochet and designed the new system)
 
Place:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Articles The U.S. Base on Diego Garcia: An Overlooked Atrocity
Describes the disheartening and shameful story of the forced evacuation of Diego Garcia's native inhabitants by Great Britain during 1968-1973, so that the United States could set up a Navy base, as well as current efforts to redress those actions
 
24 May 2024
Topic:  Communications Technology Design, construction and maintenance of communications systems
Upd   Articles The Second Superpower is the Real Fourth Estate
Explains the term the "Fourth Estate", how the current fourth estate are simply stenographers and who are supplanting them as true journalists, as per James Moore's idea of a "Second Superpower"
 
Place:  Great Britain Island territories in western Europe, ruled since 1921 by the Monarchy of the United Kingdom
Upd   Articles Our Elective Monarchy
Comments on the "fit for a king" funeral for Ronald Reagan and the similar treatment given to other U.S. Presidents, contrasting them to the treatment of Prime Ministers in Great Britain
Upd     The Second Superpower is the Real Fourth Estate
Explains the term the "Fourth Estate", how the current fourth estate are simply stenographers and who are supplanting them as true journalists, as per James Moore's idea of a "Second Superpower"
 
Individual:  Presidents, United States Heads of the Executive branch of the United States government
Upd   Articles Our Elective Monarchy
Comments on the "fit for a king" funeral for Ronald Reagan and the similar treatment given to other U.S. Presidents, contrasting them to the treatment of Prime Ministers in Great Britain
 
Topic:  Press, Freedom of the Liberty to publish facts and opinion
Upd   Articles The Second Superpower is the Real Fourth Estate
Explains the term the "Fourth Estate", how the current fourth estate are simply stenographers and who are supplanting them as true journalists, as per James Moore's idea of a "Second Superpower"
 
Individual:  Reagan, Ronald Hollywood actor, fortieth President of the United States
Upd   Articles Our Elective Monarchy
Comments on the "fit for a king" funeral for Ronald Reagan and the similar treatment given to other U.S. Presidents, contrasting them to the treatment of Prime Ministers in Great Britain
 
Individual:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Our Elective Monarchy
Comments on the "fit for a king" funeral for Ronald Reagan and the similar treatment given to other U.S. Presidents, contrasting them to the treatment of Prime Ministers in Great Britain
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles Our Elective Monarchy
Comments on the "fit for a king" funeral for Ronald Reagan and the similar treatment given to other U.S. Presidents, contrasting them to the treatment of Prime Ministers in Great Britain
 
Upd Pedia:  Szasz, Thomas Psychiatry professor and author
 
Place:  Texas The Lone Star State
Upd   Articles The Second Superpower is the Real Fourth Estate
Explains the term the "Fourth Estate", how the current fourth estate are simply stenographers and who are supplanting them as true journalists, as per James Moore's idea of a "Second Superpower"
 
Place:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Articles Our Elective Monarchy
Comments on the "fit for a king" funeral for Ronald Reagan and the similar treatment given to other U.S. Presidents, contrasting them to the treatment of Prime Ministers in Great Britain
 
23 May 2024
Topic:  Banking The business of accepting deposits and lending money
Upd   Articles Money and Gold in the 1920s and 1930s: An Austrian View
Criticizes Richard Timberlake's The Freeman articles on U.S. monetary policy during 1920-39, contrasting the British Banking School vs. Currency School definitions of inflation
 
Group:  Federal Reserve System The central bank of the United States
Upd   Articles Money and Gold in the 1920s and 1930s: An Austrian View
Criticizes Richard Timberlake's The Freeman articles on U.S. monetary policy during 1920-39, contrasting the British Banking School vs. Currency School definitions of inflation
 
Topic:  Gold Standard A monetary system in which currency values are defined in terms of gold
Upd   Articles Money and Gold in the 1920s and 1930s: An Austrian View
Criticizes Richard Timberlake's The Freeman articles on U.S. monetary policy during 1920-39, contrasting the British Banking School vs. Currency School definitions of inflation
 
Upd Pedia:  Heinlein, Robert A. American science fiction writer
 
Topic:  Inflation Popularly, a rise in prices of goods and services; in economics, monetary expansion
Upd   Articles Money and Gold in the 1920s and 1930s: An Austrian View
Criticizes Richard Timberlake's The Freeman articles on U.S. monetary policy during 1920-39, contrasting the British Banking School vs. Currency School definitions of inflation
 
Individual:  Shaffer, Butler Professor of law at Southwestern University
Upd   Web Pages Butler Shaffer | Southwestern Law School
Emeritus faculty page; includes link to memorial tribute, picture, summary profile, and list of publications (books, chapters and articles)
 
22 May 2024
Topic:  American Revolutionary War The war for American independence from Great Britain
Upd   Articles Independence Day Propaganda
Argues that the American Revolution, albeit of a libertarian flavor, had several unsavory shortcomings both before and after 4 July 1776
 
Individual:  Chamberlin, William Henry 20th century American journalist
Upd   Writings How Franklin Roosevelt Lied America Into War
Excerpted from chapter 8, "The Bankruptcy of a Policy", of the anthology edited by Harry Elmer Barnes; describes several actions by Roosevelt and his administration which contradicted his campaign pledges "to keep our country out of war"
 
Place:  Germany Territory in north central Europe, ruled since 1990 by the Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Upd   Articles How Franklin Roosevelt Lied America Into War
Excerpted from chapter 8, "The Bankruptcy of a Policy", of the anthology edited by Harry Elmer Barnes; describes several actions by Roosevelt and his administration which contradicted his campaign pledges "to keep our country out of war"
 
Place:  Great Britain Island territories in western Europe, ruled since 1921 by the Monarchy of the United Kingdom
Upd   Articles How Franklin Roosevelt Lied America Into War
Excerpted from chapter 8, "The Bankruptcy of a Policy", of the anthology edited by Harry Elmer Barnes; describes several actions by Roosevelt and his administration which contradicted his campaign pledges "to keep our country out of war"
Upd     The Middle East Harvests Bitter Imperialist Fruit
Describes how the seeds of the current turmoil in the Middle East were planted a century ago by British and French imperialists
 
Topic:  Holidays Days exempt from work, usually to commemorate some event
Upd   Articles Independence Day Propaganda
Argues that the American Revolution, albeit of a libertarian flavor, had several unsavory shortcomings both before and after 4 July 1776
 
Topic:  Imperialism Domination or control, by one country, of one or more other countries or territories
Upd   Articles The Middle East Harvests Bitter Imperialist Fruit
Describes how the seeds of the current turmoil in the Middle East were planted a century ago by British and French imperialists
 
Place:  Israel Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 1948 by the Medīnat Yisrā'el
Upd   Articles The Middle East Harvests Bitter Imperialist Fruit
Describes how the seeds of the current turmoil in the Middle East were planted a century ago by British and French imperialists
 
Place:  Japan Archipelago off the northeast coast of Asia, ruled since 1947 by the Nippon-koku
Upd   Articles How Franklin Roosevelt Lied America Into War
Excerpted from chapter 8, "The Bankruptcy of a Policy", of the anthology edited by Harry Elmer Barnes; describes several actions by Roosevelt and his administration which contradicted his campaign pledges "to keep our country out of war"
 
Place:  Middle East The countries of southwestern Asia and, conventionally, Egypt
Upd   Articles The Middle East Harvests Bitter Imperialist Fruit
Describes how the seeds of the current turmoil in the Middle East were planted a century ago by British and French imperialists
 
Individual:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings The Middle East Harvests Bitter Imperialist Fruit
Describes how the seeds of the current turmoil in the Middle East were planted a century ago by British and French imperialists
 
Individual:  Roosevelt, Franklin D. Thirty-second President of the United States
Upd   Articles How Franklin Roosevelt Lied America Into War
Excerpted from chapter 8, "The Bankruptcy of a Policy", of the anthology edited by Harry Elmer Barnes; describes several actions by Roosevelt and his administration which contradicted his campaign pledges "to keep our country out of war"
 
Individual:  Wilson, Woodrow Twenty-eighth President of the United States
Upd   Articles The Middle East Harvests Bitter Imperialist Fruit
Describes how the seeds of the current turmoil in the Middle East were planted a century ago by British and French imperialists
 
Topic:  World War I The "Great War", European conflict from 1914 to 1918 that extended to include the United States and some Asian and African nations
Upd   Articles The Middle East Harvests Bitter Imperialist Fruit
Describes how the seeds of the current turmoil in the Middle East were planted a century ago by British and French imperialists
 
Topic:  World War II Worldwide conflict from 1939 to 1945
Upd   Articles How Franklin Roosevelt Lied America Into War
Excerpted from chapter 8, "The Bankruptcy of a Policy", of the anthology edited by Harry Elmer Barnes; describes several actions by Roosevelt and his administration which contradicted his campaign pledges "to keep our country out of war"
 
21 May 2024
Topic:  American War Between the States Conflict between the U.S. northern and southern states, which seceded to form the Confederacy
Upd   Articles The Federalist No. V: The Same Subject Continued: Concerning Dangers from Foreign Force and Influence
Ironically argues that separate confederacies, specifically Northern and Southern, may result in conflict between them since one could be at war with a foreign nation with which the other wants to be at peace
 
Place:  Brazil Territory in eastern South America, ruled since 1988 by the República Federativa do Brasil
Upd   Reviews The Global Education Industry: Lessons from Private Education in Developing Countries
Reviews the book The Global Education Industry (1999) by James Tooley, which includes surveys of "private education alternatives in 13 developing countries" as well as analysis and recommendations
 
Topic:  Educational Freedom Absence of coercion in learning and educating
Upd   Reviews The Global Education Industry: Lessons from Private Education in Developing Countries
Reviews the book The Global Education Industry (1999) by James Tooley, which includes surveys of "private education alternatives in 13 developing countries" as well as analysis and recommendations
 
Place:  Germany Territory in north central Europe, ruled since 1990 by the Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Upd   Articles Hitler's Mutual Admiration Society
Describes the mutual admiration society that existed in the 1930s between Franklin Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini
 
Place:  Great Britain Island territories in western Europe, ruled since 1921 by the Monarchy of the United Kingdom
Upd   Articles Hitler's Mutual Admiration Society
Describes the mutual admiration society that existed in the 1930s between Franklin Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini
Upd     The Federalist No. V: The Same Subject Continued: Concerning Dangers from Foreign Force and Influence
Ironically argues that separate confederacies, specifically Northern and Southern, may result in conflict between them since one could be at war with a foreign nation with which the other wants to be at peace
Upd   Reviews The Global Education Industry: Lessons from Private Education in Developing Countries
Reviews the book The Global Education Industry (1999) by James Tooley, which includes surveys of "private education alternatives in 13 developing countries" as well as analysis and recommendations
 
Individual:  Hornberger, Jacob G. President of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Hitler's Mutual Admiration Society
Describes the mutual admiration society that existed in the 1930s between Franklin Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini
 
Place:  India Territory in southern Asia, ruled since 1947 by the Bhārat Gaṇarājya
Upd   Reviews The Global Education Industry: Lessons from Private Education in Developing Countries
Reviews the book The Global Education Industry (1999) by James Tooley, which includes surveys of "private education alternatives in 13 developing countries" as well as analysis and recommendations
 
Individual:  Roosevelt, Franklin D. Thirty-second President of the United States
Upd   Articles Hitler's Mutual Admiration Society
Describes the mutual admiration society that existed in the 1930s between Franklin Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini
 
20 May 2024
Topic:  Arms, Right to Keep and Bear Right of individuals to own firearms
Upd   Articles Better Them Than Us
Discusses the Brazilian Estatuto do Desarmamento (law 10826 of 2003) and the similar Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 in the United Kingdom vis-à-vis findings by Gary Kleck and John Lott regarding gun ownership and prevalence of crime
 
Place:  Brazil Territory in eastern South America, ruled since 1988 by the República Federativa do Brasil
Upd   Articles Better Them Than Us
Discusses the Brazilian Estatuto do Desarmamento (law 10826 of 2003) and the similar Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 in the United Kingdom vis-à-vis findings by Gary Kleck and John Lott regarding gun ownership and prevalence of crime
 
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Articles The Disastrous Middle Of the Road Policy
From a speech to the University Club of New York on 18 Apr 1950; argues that the middle of the road policies of interventionism, such as price controls and progressive taxation, eventually lead to socialism via central planning
 
Topic:  Communism Socio-economic system in which private property rights are eliminated
Upd   Articles The Disastrous Middle Of the Road Policy
From a speech to the University Club of New York on 18 Apr 1950; argues that the middle of the road policies of interventionism, such as price controls and progressive taxation, eventually lead to socialism via central planning
 
Place:  Germany Territory in north central Europe, ruled since 1990 by the Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Upd   Articles The Disastrous Middle Of the Road Policy
From a speech to the University Club of New York on 18 Apr 1950; argues that the middle of the road policies of interventionism, such as price controls and progressive taxation, eventually lead to socialism via central planning
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles The Disastrous Middle Of the Road Policy
From a speech to the University Club of New York on 18 Apr 1950; argues that the middle of the road policies of interventionism, such as price controls and progressive taxation, eventually lead to socialism via central planning
 
Upd Place:  Great Britain Island territories in western Europe, ruled since 1921 by the Monarchy of the United Kingdom
Upd   Measures of Freedom United Kingdom: Freedom in the World 2024 Country Report
2024: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 91/100, Political Rights: 38/40, Civil Liberties: 53/60
Upd     Economic Freedom Summary Index
2021: 8.02, Rank: 9
Upd   Articles Better Them Than Us
Discusses the Brazilian Estatuto do Desarmamento (law 10826 of 2003) and the similar Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 in the United Kingdom vis-à-vis findings by Gary Kleck and John Lott regarding gun ownership and prevalence of crime
Upd     The Disastrous Middle Of the Road Policy
From a speech to the University Club of New York on 18 Apr 1950; argues that the middle of the road policies of interventionism, such as price controls and progressive taxation, eventually lead to socialism via central planning
 
Individual:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
Upd   Writings The Disastrous Middle Of the Road Policy
From a speech to the University Club of New York on 18 Apr 1950; argues that the middle of the road policies of interventionism, such as price controls and progressive taxation, eventually lead to socialism via central planning
 
Topic:  Prices Convey information between buyers and sellers
Upd   Articles The Disastrous Middle Of the Road Policy
From a speech to the University Club of New York on 18 Apr 1950; argues that the middle of the road policies of interventionism, such as price controls and progressive taxation, eventually lead to socialism via central planning
 
Individual:  Reed, Lawrence President of the Foundation for Economic Education, President Emeritus of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy
Upd   Writings Child Labor and the British Industrial Revolution, Part 1
Contrasts the situation of "free labour" and "parish apprentice" children, as defined by J.L. and Barbara Hammond, during the British Industrial Revolution, the latter being mostly orphans placed in the custody of parish, i.e., government, authorities
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
Upd   Articles The Disastrous Middle Of the Road Policy
From a speech to the University Club of New York on 18 Apr 1950; argues that the middle of the road policies of interventionism, such as price controls and progressive taxation, eventually lead to socialism via central planning
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles The Disastrous Middle Of the Road Policy
From a speech to the University Club of New York on 18 Apr 1950; argues that the middle of the road policies of interventionism, such as price controls and progressive taxation, eventually lead to socialism via central planning
 
17 May 2024
Upd Place:  Australia The smallest continent, its territory is ruled since 1942 by the Monarchy of Australia
Upd   Measures of Freedom Australia: Freedom in the World 2024 Country Report
2024: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 95/100, Political Rights: 38/40, Civil Liberties: 57/60
Upd     Economic Freedom Summary Index
2021: 8.05, Rank: 8
Upd   Articles "Free-Speech Zone"
Provides various examples of "free speech zone" incidents as well as reactions in the U.S. and overseas
Upd   Reviews A Man's Home Is His Castle
A review of the movie The Castle (1997) and its main theme: eminent domain
 
Individual:  Bovard, James Author, controversial Washington journalist
Upd   Writings "Free-Speech Zone"
Provides various examples of "free speech zone" incidents as well as reactions in the U.S. and overseas
 
Individual:  Bush, George W. Forty-third President of the United States
Upd   Articles "Free-Speech Zone"
Provides various examples of "free speech zone" incidents as well as reactions in the U.S. and overseas
 
Place:  California The Golden State
Upd   Articles "Free-Speech Zone"
Provides various examples of "free speech zone" incidents as well as reactions in the U.S. and overseas
 
Place:  Carolina, South The Palmetto State - ratified Constitution 23 May 1788
Upd   Articles "Free-Speech Zone"
Provides various examples of "free speech zone" incidents as well as reactions in the U.S. and overseas
 
Work:  Castle, The 1997 movie about a family fighting for their home against corporate and government interests
Upd   Reviews A Man's Home Is His Castle
A review of the movie The Castle (1997) and its main theme: eminent domain
 
Topic:  Eminent Domain Protections Restrictions on the power of governments to take private property for public use
Upd   Reviews A Man's Home Is His Castle
A review of the movie The Castle (1997) and its main theme: eminent domain
 
Place:  Florida The Sunshine State
Upd   Articles "Free-Speech Zone"
Provides various examples of "free speech zone" incidents as well as reactions in the U.S. and overseas
 
Place:  Great Britain Island territories in western Europe, ruled since 1921 by the Monarchy of the United Kingdom
Upd   Articles "Free-Speech Zone"
Provides various examples of "free speech zone" incidents as well as reactions in the U.S. and overseas
 
Individual:  McElroy, Wendy Author, individualist feminist
Upd   Reviews A Man's Home Is His Castle
A review of the movie The Castle (1997) and its main theme: eminent domain
 
Place:  Missouri The Show Me State
Upd   Articles "Free-Speech Zone"
Provides various examples of "free speech zone" incidents as well as reactions in the U.S. and overseas
 
Place:  Pennsylvania The Keystone State - ratified Constitution 12 Dec 1787
Upd   Articles "Free-Speech Zone"
Provides various examples of "free speech zone" incidents as well as reactions in the U.S. and overseas
 
Topic:  Searches and Seizures, Right Against Unreasonable Protection from unwarranted searches and takings
Upd   Articles "Free-Speech Zone"
Provides various examples of "free speech zone" incidents as well as reactions in the U.S. and overseas
 
Topic:  Speech, Freedom of Liberty to speak, write or otherwise express oneself
Upd   Articles "Free-Speech Zone"
Provides various examples of "free speech zone" incidents as well as reactions in the U.S. and overseas
 
Topic:  Terrorism The systematic use of violence to attempt to achieve ideological goals
Upd   Articles "Free-Speech Zone"
Provides various examples of "free speech zone" incidents as well as reactions in the U.S. and overseas
 
16 May 2024
Place:  France Territory in western Europe, ruled since 1958 by the République Française
New   Podcasts The Isle of Rats: Colonial Mauritius
Relates the history of Mauritius from the Dutch arrival in 1598, through the French period from 1715 to the British takeover in 1810 and the abolition of slavery in 1835
 
Upd Source:  Left and Right: The Prospects for Liberty Essay by Murray N. Rothbard, published in Left and Right: A Journal of Libertarian Thought, Volume 1, Number 1, Spring 1965, pp. 4-22.
 
Place:  Mauritius Islands in the southwest Indian Ocean, ruled since 1992 by the Republic of Mauritius
New   Podcasts The Isle of Rats: Colonial Mauritius
Relates the history of Mauritius from the Dutch arrival in 1598, through the French period from 1715 to the British takeover in 1810 and the abolition of slavery in 1835
Upd   Measures of Freedom Mauritius: Freedom in the World 2024 Country Report
2024: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 85/100, Political Rights: 35/40, Civil Liberties: 50/60
Upd     Economic Freedom Summary Index
2021: 7.82, Rank: 15
 
Topic:  Slavery The condition where one individual is treated as property by another
New   Podcasts The Isle of Rats: Colonial Mauritius
Relates the history of Mauritius from the Dutch arrival in 1598, through the French period from 1715 to the British takeover in 1810 and the abolition of slavery in 1835
 
15 May 2024
Place:  Brazil Territory in eastern South America, ruled since 1988 by the República Federativa do Brasil
Upd   Podcasts The Libertarian Student Movement
Interview with Wolf von Laer, CEO of Students for Liberty, to discuss the status of the liberty movement on college campuses
 
Place:  China Territory in eastern Asia, ruled since 1949 by the Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó
Upd   Articles It Came From Washington
Examines U.S. government adversarial actions towards Russia and China through NATO, in the Middle East and in the Pacific
 
Place:  France Territory in western Europe, ruled since 1958 by the République Française
Upd   Podcasts The Libertarian Student Movement
Interview with Wolf von Laer, CEO of Students for Liberty, to discuss the status of the liberty movement on college campuses
 
Place:  Georgia Territory in northwest Asia, ruled since 1991 by the Sakartvelo
Upd   Measures of Freedom Georgia: Freedom in the World 2024 Country Report
2024: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 58/100, Political Rights: 22/40, Civil Liberties: 36/60
Upd   Articles War in Georgia Shows U.S. Foreign Policy Is a Bust
Examines how NATO and the U.S. implicitly encouraged the Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili to suppress secessionists in South Ossetia
Upd     It Came From Washington
Examines U.S. government adversarial actions towards Russia and China through NATO, in the Middle East and in the Pacific
Upd   Podcasts The Libertarian Student Movement
Interview with Wolf von Laer, CEO of Students for Liberty, to discuss the status of the liberty movement on college campuses
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Podcasts The Libertarian Student Movement
Interview with Wolf von Laer, CEO of Students for Liberty, to discuss the status of the liberty movement on college campuses
 
Topic:  Militarism A political system influenced greatly by a large, permanent military force
Upd   Articles It Came From Washington
Examines U.S. government adversarial actions towards Russia and China through NATO, in the Middle East and in the Pacific
 
Place:  Pacific Ocean The largest and deepest ocean, which separates Asia and Australia from the Americas
Upd   Articles It Came From Washington
Examines U.S. government adversarial actions towards Russia and China through NATO, in the Middle East and in the Pacific
 
Individual:  Paul, Ron Texas Republican Congressman, 1988 Libertarian Presidential candidate, 2008 Republican Presidential prospective candidate
Upd   Podcasts The Libertarian Student Movement
Interview with Wolf von Laer, CEO of Students for Liberty, to discuss the status of the liberty movement on college campuses
 
Individual:  Reagan, Ronald Hollywood actor, fortieth President of the United States
Upd   Articles It Came From Washington
Examines U.S. government adversarial actions towards Russia and China through NATO, in the Middle East and in the Pacific
 
Individual:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings War in Georgia Shows U.S. Foreign Policy Is a Bust
Examines how NATO and the U.S. implicitly encouraged the Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili to suppress secessionists in South Ossetia
 
Place:  Russia Territory in eastern Europe and northern Asia, ruled since 1991 by the Rossiyskaya Federatsiya
Upd   Articles War in Georgia Shows U.S. Foreign Policy Is a Bust
Examines how NATO and the U.S. implicitly encouraged the Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili to suppress secessionists in South Ossetia
 
Group:  Students for Liberty Worldwide network of pro-liberty students and student organizations
Upd   Podcasts The Libertarian Student Movement
Interview with Wolf von Laer, CEO of Students for Liberty, to discuss the status of the liberty movement on college campuses
 
Place:  Syria Territory in southwest Asia, nominally ruled since 1961 by the al-Jumhūriyyah al-‘Arabīyah as-Sūriyyah
Upd   Articles It Came From Washington
Examines U.S. government adversarial actions towards Russia and China through NATO, in the Middle East and in the Pacific